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-- he dies in the philippines and he runs away to my we think for home, so he would have gone around the world . the campus circumnavigate remains kind of a staunch character until the midpoint of the 18th century when european stop taking people from information against their will. but there is still a lot of people who go round the world, probably not voluntarily. the first global health mission, and vaccination campaign, the spanish send a ship around the world dispensing vaccine for more funds. they take a long orphans as human incubators, said these children grow with it not make a decision that that is the way they wanted to see the world. again, glamorous idea, but a lot of the people who are doing this by the end of the 18th-century are not so glamorous. the last captives are navigator is also interesting to me last so far. mike beckham of the soviet dog. first earth creature to orbit the world. not her choice, and sent to her death. there was no recovery plan. that practice stopped after those international outcry as about doing this, even to a dog. so that is the last examp
've done uzbekistan, kazahkstan and the south american countries, of course, the philippines, plaitses like that -- british or american colonies and then a lot of peace corps volunteers. everybody who wants to learn english. so we send a lot of stuff for basic english. we send a bunch of very basic kids' reading books to cambodia because the u.s. military or is teaching cambodians how to read english, and they're going to be reading see spot run or the updated versions of those sorts of things. we're finding all over the world people want to learn english. >> host: so if people want to donate, what's the web site? >> guest: www dot big-books.org. >> host: and we've been talking with professor stephen franzic, "oops: observing our politicians stumble." we're at the naval academy, this is booktv on c-span2. >> tell us what you think about our programming this weekend. you can tweet us @booktv, comment on our facebook wall or send us an e-mail. booktv, nonfiction books every weekend on c-span2. booktv is on location at the u.s. naval acadny at nap lows -- annapolis, maryland. we're now joined
on the philippines, your efforts on the floor, your amazing humility and sense of purpose is finding the commonground and reaching out to both sides of the aisle. every member of the committee has joined, and i'm presenting you with a resolution, and i just want to read just the introduction whereas throughout his 36 years in the united states senate, richard lugar served indiana and the united states with grace, distinction, and tenacity and will have many more contributions to the nation that reveres and reveres him. we want to present this to you from everybody on the committee, my friend. >> thank you. [applause] >> mr. chairman, i thank you very much. i'm very grateful to have had this opportunity to serve with each one of you. thank you. that's a very special tribute. >> well, it's small compared to your service, but we honor you. finally, we're also going to be losing jim webb and jim demanipulate. jim, as we all know, jim webb came here, did something very few freshman can do by getting a major piece of legislation passed, the new gi bill, and on the committee, he's been really critical to o
countries like bangladesh and the philippines and charged exorbitant fees to travel to their work sites often misled about where they're going, what that are salaries will be and what their living conditions will be like. frequently their passports are confiscated so they cannot in fact return home, even if they're able to scrape together the money to make that journey. this kind of human trafficking is no less than modern-day slavery, subsidized by our government with taxpayer money. it's reprehensible. but for me, the number-one issue here is the safety of our american troops on these bases. that safety is compromised if our bases are filled with unauthorized, potentially unsafe foreign workers. and that's why i introduced the end trafficking in government contracting act of treft which provides the -- of 2012 which provides the most comprehensive approach taken. it is bipartisan legislation which now is included in the bill which passed the senate last week and i'm hopeful will be retained in conference and signed into law soon, with strong bipartisan support from my colleague, senat
the first filipina judge, man or woman, to sit on the federal bench. so the great nation of the philippines, which contributes so many immigrants and then citizens to our country, can be very proud that miss schofield has risen to this high post once she's confirmed. in conclusion, i believe she'll make a terrific judge and i look forward to her nomination -- confirmation today. and with that, mr. president, i yield the floor. a senator: mr. president? mr. cornyn: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from texas. mr. cornyn: mr. president, can you tell me how much time is remaining on this side? the presiding officer: 15 minutes. mr. cornyn: thank you. mr. president, it's become disturbingly clear that president obama doesn't mind whether or not we drive off the fiscal cliff. just last week, his own treasury secretary, secretary geithner, said the white house was -- quote -- "absolutely" prepared to go off the cliff unless republicans agree to raise marginal tax rates. in other words, during a period of high unemployment -- the highest since the great depression -- the president
fought to honor the veterans who served the commonwealth army of the philippines on the side of the united states during world war ii. because of a law passed in 1946, their service was not recognized. they were denied access to health care, given only half of the disability and death compensation of other u.s. veterans, so senator inouye changed that. over the years he secured nearly $200 million in compensation for filipino veterans, and he fought to grant filipino veterans the same access to u.s. veterans and v.a. hospitals as are other veterans. senator inouye's strong sense of honor and justice drove him to fight for the recognition of these veteran services. he was fond of saying, quote, "justice is just a matter of continuing education." end quote. and for that reason, he also made sure that injustices endured by u.s. citizens and permanent residents of japanese an ssess century during world war ii were never forgotten. he led passage of the civil liberties act of 188, which acknowledged -- 1988, which acknowledged their forced internment and provided compensation for
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